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SAT Vocabulary 2022

This hot SAT words list is selected from native English media, like MIT News, and based on popular topics of 2022, an express supplement to enhance SAT vocabulary skills. Each word has examples and contexts. It helps very much to master new words precisely.

Meanwhile, we include previous SAT vocabulary 2020-2021 on this web page and add some example sentences from classic books.

To meet the diverse requirements of SAT high school students, we also recommend below SAT/ACT lists to study on demand, which can sharpen your reading and writing vocabulary.

Common SAT Vocabulary : 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12

Hard SAT Words : 1  2  3  4  5

3500 ACT Vocabulary : 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  


Recent Added SAT Words:
venue
interconversion
namesake
oddity
malevolent
caste
grapple
ethical dimensions
deformable
impairment
foray
dismay
algorithm   Speak
n. a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations, especially by a computer
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amputation   Speak
n. the action of surgically cutting off a limb
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carousel   Speak
n. a rotating machine or device, like a merry-go-round
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caste   Speak
n. a division of society based on differences in wealth, inherited rank or privilege, profession, occupation, or race
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catalog   Speak
n. a complete list of items, typically one in alphabetical or other systematic order
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come a long way   Speak
v. make significant progress
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compose   Speak
v. to form by putting together
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consolidate   Speak
v. make something physically stronger or more solid
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deformable   Speak
a. capable of being reshaped
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dismay   Speak
v. cause someone to feel distressed
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droplet   Speak
n. a very small drop of a liquid
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encompass   Speak
v. surround and have or hold within
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ethical dimensions   Speak
n. the competency throughout the curriculum so that students will identify ethical principles in the analysis of social and political problems
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fluorescence   Speak
n. the visible or invisible radiation emitted by certain substances
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foray   Speak
n. an initial and often tentative attempt to do something in a new field
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genetic blueprint   Speak
n. a gene map, or a genome map
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grapple   Speak
v. engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons
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holomorphic   Speak
a. of the same or similar form
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impairment   Speak
n. the act of spoiling something or making it weaker so that it is less effective
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implication   Speak
n. the action or state of being involved in something
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inaugural   Speak
a. marking a beginning
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inferior   Speak
n. a person lower than another in rank, status, or ability
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interconversion   Speak
n. the conversion of two things into each other
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intermediary   Speak
n. a person who acts as a link between people in order to try to bring about an agreement
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intuition   Speak
n. the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning
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jockey   Speak
v. struggle by every available means to gain or achieve something
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lancet   Speak
n. a small, broad two-edged surgical knife or blade with a sharp point
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malevolent   Speak
a. having or showing a wish to do evil to others
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namesake   Speak
n. a person or thing that has the same name as another
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neoantigen   Speak
n. a new protein that forms on cancer cells when certain mutations occur in tumor DNA
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oddity   Speak
n. a strange or peculiar person, thing, or trait
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overhead   Speak
n. business expenses not chargeable to a particular part of the work or product
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perception   Speak
n. the ability to see, hear or become aware of something through the senses
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periphery   Speak
n. the outer limits or edge of an area or object
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perspective   Speak
n. the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions
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photosynthesis   Speak
n. the process by which green plants use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water
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pivot   Speak
v. to turn on; to adapt or improve by adjusting or modifying something
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plod   Speak
v. walk doggedly and slowly with heavy steps
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promote   Speak
v. help bring something into being; launch
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prone   Speak
a. likely to suffer from, do, or experience something, typically something regrettable or unwelcome
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prosthetic   Speak
n. an artificial body part
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rejuvenate   Speak
v. give new energy or vigor to; revitalize
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tab   Speak
v. exploit or draw a supply from
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venue   Speak
n. the place where something happens, especially an organized event
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waft   Speak
v. pass or cause to pass easily or gently through or as if through the air
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zing   Speak
v. move rapidly, making a high-pitched ringing or whining noise
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SAT Vocabulary 2020-2021
acoustic   Speak
relating to sound or the sense of hearing
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approach   Speak
speak to (someone) for the first time about something, typically with a proposal or request
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bear no resemblance   Speak
not be similar to someone or something else
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biennale   Speak
a large art exhibition or music festival, especially one held every two years
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canine   Speak
relating to or resembling a dog or dogs
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cozy up   Speak
attain or try to attain familiarity, friendship, or intimacy
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creaky   Speak
bad in some way because it is old or old-fashioned
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cull   Speak
kill the weaker or selective animals in a group in order to reduce their numbers
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culminate   Speak
reach a climax or point of highest development
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disentangle   Speak
separate things that have become joined or confused
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disinformation   Speak
false information which is intended to mislead
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drop shipper   Speak
agent, distributor, or retailer who earns a commission on orders passed on to the manufacturer or original supplier
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empirical   Speak
based on or verifiable by experience rather than theory or pure logic
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enshrine   Speak
place a revered or precious object in an appropriate receptacle
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entail   Speak
involve something as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence
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frenzied   Speak
wildly excited or uncontrolled
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grubby   Speak
dirty; grimy
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haptic   Speak
relating to the sense of touch
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ill-timed   Speak
occurring at or planned for an unsuitable time
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incursion   Speak
an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one
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influencer   Speak
a person or thing that influences another
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infringe    Speak
actively break the terms of a law or agreement
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knock off   Speak
a copy that sells for less than the original
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laud   Speak
praise highly, especially in a public context
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lean into   Speak
pursue some task or activity with great effort
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lesion   Speak
a region in an organ or tissue which has suffered damage through injury or disease
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low-yield   Speak
used to describe investments that do not pay much income
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metastasize   Speak
spread to other parts of the body and cause tumors to grow there.
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microcosm   Speak
a small place, society, or situation that has the same characteristics as something much larger
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mink   Speak
a small animal with valuable fur that is used to make expensive coats, or the fur from this animal
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miss out on   Speak
lose the chance or opportunity to do or experience something
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misstep   Speak
a clumsy or badly judged step
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mutate   Speak
change or cause to change in form or nature
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nontradable   Speak
not traded internationally, such as services where the demander and producer must be in the same location
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olfactory   Speak
relating to the sense of smell
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only to   Speak
to highlight an upsetting, disappointing, or unpleasant action that occurred after something else
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overrun   Speak
a finishing time or a cost that continues past an intended limit
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pathogen   Speak
a bacterium, virus, or other microorganisms that can cause disease
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personnel   Speak
people employed in an organization to undertake such as military service
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prime-time   Speak
regularly occurring time at which a television audience is expected to be greatest
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purportedly   Speak
as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so
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rallying cry   Speak
people join together to support an idea, cause, etc.
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reincarnation   Speak
the rebirth of a soul in a new body
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rowdy   Speak
noisy and disorderly
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salience   Speak
the fact of being important to or connected with what is happening or being discussed
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savor   Speak
enjoy food or an experience slowly, in order to enjoy it as much as possible
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skirmish   Speak
an episode of irregular fighting, especially between small parts of armies or fleets
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smirk   Speak
smile in an irritatingly conceited or silly way
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smugly   Speak
in a way that shows excessive satisfaction or pride in oneself
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sow discord   Speak
say and do things that cause distrust among one another
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spill   Speak
spread profusely or beyond bounds
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sport   Speak
wear or display
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stigma   Speak
a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person
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strain   Speak
a severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources, or abilities of someone or something
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strive   Speak
make great efforts to achieve or obtain something
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stunned   Speak
so shocked that one is temporarily unable to react; astonished
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tackle   Speak
make determined efforts to deal with
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tease out   Speak
try to get information or understand a meaning that is hidden or not clear
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to heart's content   Speak
as much or as often as you like
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tome   Speak
a book, especially a large, heavy, scholarly one
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triage   Speak
(in medical use) the assignment of degrees of urgency to decide the order of treatment
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uplift   Speak
raise the level of; improve
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vaccinate   Speak
treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease
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vilification   Speak
abusively disparaging speech or writing
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